To make lists a fun, efficient and social way to gather, order & reuse content across the web.
Create original content and curate playlists for all forms media.
We extend the Slideshare/YouTube model of embedded content, to let lists evolve & continually adapt so social input.
Most online lists are a pain to create and maintain. They’re static — readers can’t submit new items or vote for favorites.
That’s why we’ve created Listly! Now anyone can create and share a list. And it’s easy for other people to contribute to Listly lists, both with new items and votes on existing items.
Now lists can be as social, shareable and embeddable, just like slides and videos.
WHAT DOES LISTLY DO?
VISITS: There’s a reason that lists account for 30% of page views. [link] Readers LOVE lists.
EFFICIENCY: Writing about art movie theaters in your city? Enter five or six theaters into a Listly, then invite readers to submit their own ideas or vote on existing items. Long after the article has been archived, readers will keep your list updated with new items.
CROWDSOURCE: Seeking advice on blues bars in Cleveland? You can’t find a list on Listly. Create a list, e-mail it to contacts in Ohio, tweet it out with hashtag #Cleveland or share the list on Cleveland’s Subreddit. Soon you’ll have great list of 11 bars. Next up: finding a list of hangover cures! [link]
LOYALTY: Readers feel more invested in your site when they’ve contributed an item or vote to a list.
COMMUNITY. Create a list on even the most obscure subjects — model railroad models from the 1930s? — and others will find it through Google or niche blogs, then make a submission or vote. Soon your list will be a hub for people who share this unique passion.
SEO: Rich with keywords and information, lists are dynamite for SEO. Content that keeps evolving and being shared over time ensures your site dominates search terms that are crucial in your niche.
SOCIAL CONTENT: Go beyond collecting and curating bookmarks, put your lists to work as embeddable content living on your blog and distributed across the web.
HOW DOES LISTLY WORK?
Static Lists vs Lists That Evolve over time. diagram4-c
Static Lists get copied vs Spreading your ideas and connecting people. diagram2-c
Static Lists have just one look (that’s fiddly to maintain) vs choosing from multiple layouts diagram5-c
Share the whole posts vs Share with context and drive these actions via your social graph diagram3-c
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